Babblement — the perfect word for so much of our culture

Babblement — the perfect word for so much of our culture

Tuesday is for Thinking

Found a new old word today. It has dropped out of use but we need to revive it for our time. 

BABBLEMENT (n.)

“Senseless prattle” or “unmeaning words,” according to Webster. 

Seems like a perfect word for most of what appears on the Evening News, most of what comes out of Washington and a lot of what comes out of the pulpits of America too.

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"You’ve Changed" : : The Difference that Gratitude Makes

“You’ve Changed” : : The Difference that Gratitude Makes

Tuesday is for Reflection

Ann VoskampRereading Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, an entire book exploring the “intentional embrace of a lifestyle of radical gratitude,” (from the backcover). This is a discipline that is not easy, but it is a discipline that transforms life, all of life and Ann is a good guide to what the process looks like. 

Read the book. Re-read…

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A Priority Ambition for the People of God

A Priority Ambition for the People of God

Sunday Musings

HarvestLuke 7:9 (ESV)

When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said,

“I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”

Questions:

  1. Is there anything about your faith that would cause God to “marvel”?
  2. Shouldn’t that be a priority ambition for the people of God?

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“If You are Doing it Right, Someone is Going to Break Your Heart”

Saturday Musings A short, great video from Neil Cole.  Oh for the churches in America that would risk the breaking of their hearts.

A Prayer before a Preacher
Friday is for Heart Songs Augustine Icon

Orthodox Icon of Augustine of Hippo

I still remember my Latin professor at the University of Maryland saying, “No man can consider himself educated who has not read The Confessions of Augustine.” Great men like Augustine deserve to be read in every generation. But not everyone has the time or opportunity. That is one of the reasons I appreciate ministries like Kairos…

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